WDVA Podcast
Joe Jimenez- His TBI Story

Joe Jimenez- His TBI Story

April 14, 2021

WDVA's Veterans Benefit Specialist Joe Jimenez shares the story of his Traumatic Brain Injury. This is an incredible story and one you will want to hear. 

Veteran Entrepreneur Series-Tanisha Medina

Veteran Entrepreneur Series-Tanisha Medina

March 8, 2021

This week's episode we are joined by Mental Health Counselor Tanisha Medina! 

The Washington Department of Veterans Affairs is proud to partner with The Region X Veterans Business Outreach Center. If you are in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon or Washington State, we are here to assist you with free coaching and training.  You can connect with us at https://businessimpactnw.org/veterans-business-outreach-center/ .  We are part of a network of 22 VBOC’s around the country.  So, if you are not in our Region, you can still avail yourself of VBOC services. Just click here to find the center that covers your area: https://www.sba.gov/page/veterans-business-outreach-center-vboc-program#section-header-3 

Tanisha can be found at https://www.psychologytoday.com/profile/365940 

Questions for the show? Email VPC@dva.wa.gov

Veteran Entrepreneur Series-Michael Laine

Veteran Entrepreneur Series-Michael Laine

February 22, 2021

The Washington Department of Veterans Affairs is proud to partner with The Region X Veterans Business Outreach Center. If you are in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon or Washington State, we are here to assist you with free coaching and training.  You can connect with us at https://businessimpactnw.org/veterans-business-outreach-center/ .  We are part of a network of 22 VBOC’s around the country.  So, if you are not in our Region, you can still avail yourself of VBOC services. Just click here to find the center that covers your area: https://www.sba.gov/page/veterans-business-outreach-center-vboc-program#section-header-3 

This Our Guest is Michael Laine of LiftPort. This one is a great episode and we can't wait for you listen! 

Veteran Entrepreneur Series- Annette Washington

Veteran Entrepreneur Series- Annette Washington

January 27, 2021

The Washington Department of Veterans Affairs is proud to partner with The Region X Veterans Business Outreach Center. If you are in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon or Washington State, we are here to assist you with free coaching and training.  You can connect with us at https://businessimpactnw.org/veterans-business-outreach-center/ .  We are part of a network of 22 VBOC’s around the country.  So, if you are not in our Region, you can still avail yourself of VBOC services. Just click here to find the center that covers your area: https://www.sba.gov/page/veterans-business-outreach-center-vboc-program#section-header-3 

Find Annette Washington here: ibys-local.com or AGWashingtonWeb.com 

If you want to contact the show, please email Bryan vpc@dva.wa.gov or bryan.bales@dva.wa.gov 

Suicide Prevention with Codie Garza & Brett Bass

Suicide Prevention with Codie Garza & Brett Bass

December 17, 2020

YOUR WDVA's Suicide Prevention Coordinator Codie Garza, and Forefront's Brett Bass join the podcast to have a discussion on what the WDVA is doing to help reduce suicide. 

 

Dan Overton- Traumatic Brain Injury

Dan Overton- Traumatic Brain Injury

November 2, 2020

WDVA's Dan Overton joins the show for a discussion on Traumatic Brain Injuries. 

 

Mark Sullivan- WA Military Transition Council

Mark Sullivan- WA Military Transition Council

September 17, 2020

WDVA Employee Mark Sullivan discusses what the Military Transition Council does, and how it helps transitioning service members gain employment. 

If you have questions about the show, or know of a veterans program that would be good to come on the show, please email Bryan @ vpc@dva.wa.gov

Jarrod Irvin- Save a Warrior

Jarrod Irvin- Save a Warrior

September 3, 2020

Army Veteran Jarrod Irvin joins the show to share his experience with Save a Warrior (SAW). 

If you're interested in SAW go to: saveawarrior.org

If you have questions/comments about this, or any episode, please email me vpc@dva.wa.gov

Post Traumatic Growth- Dr. Peter Schmidt

Post Traumatic Growth- Dr. Peter Schmidt

July 28, 2020

Dr. Peter Schmidt, Director of Counseling and Wellness of YOUR Washington Department of Veterans Affairs, comes to the show to talk about Post Traumatic Growth (PTG). 

 

WDVA Counseling and Wellness: https://www.dva.wa.gov/veterans-their-families/counseling-and-wellness 

 

Questions for the show? Contact Bryan @ vpc@dva.wa.gov

Vet Corps: Kat Felts

Vet Corps: Kat Felts

July 10, 2020

Vet Corps Alumni (UW Tacoma), and former Vet Corps Member of the Year, Kat Felts joins the show to share her experience with Vet Corps, and why you should think about joining! 

Apply here: my.americorps.gov

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